What is this?


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rapidkick
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What is this?

Postby rapidkick » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:08 pm



I just bought a 85' GL122 took it for a ride and the yellow/gold dashlight "OD" was coming on and off, what is that? I don't have a manual, thanks!



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NVSB4
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Re: What is this?

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:49 pm

First, welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bike.
The OD light means that it is in the highest gear or Overdrive.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

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Re: What is this?

Postby rapidkick » Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks Chris, I talked to my cousin and he explained what an idiot I am, so he got that covered...the fact it was coming on and off it what threw me, thanks for your reply, now time to jump on the bike and learn more about it.

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Re: What is this?

Postby twocams » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:11 am

Really, they have a yellow-amber OD light that flashes off and on while in Overdrive? :o Isnt that annoying?

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rapidkick
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Re: What is this?

Postby rapidkick » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:28 am

it's not supposed to flash...but mine is!

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Re: What is this?

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:28 pm

Sorry, I missed the flashing part.
You might have a loose wire or short somewhere.
I'll let the folks that are more familiar with the 1200 chime in before I dig out the manual.


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